I recently moved into my new apartment and have had problems with low frame rate while watching netflix and playing games. Never used to have this problem before. The CPU is frequently overheating and the computer is shutting down which has happened before but not so frequently.
With the frame rate drops, which I've never had until now, I'll be watching or gaming and the frame rate suddenly drops sometimes to below single digits. It'll play fine for a few moments then drop again. It increases to the point that the good frame rate lasts less and the bad frame rate lasts longer. It also leads to:
CPU overheat crash. The computer crashes to protect memory and saying the CPU has overheated.
The only thing I can think that would be causing both of these issues is my new apartment doesn't have AC yet and so it's considerably hotter than at my old place. I bought a new 750 w power supply with a stronger fan and it has reduced some of the issues but they're still there.
Windows 8 x64
6 Core Intel Pentium ~ 1.5 ghz per core
4 GB Ram
9800 GTX+ OC
If there's any other stats you need let me know and can you tell me how to find them? Used to just use dxdiag but dunno how to find it on Windows 8.